I hope you enjoy this project as I've had requests for more of these types of posts.
Step 2 - Die-cutting "off" the mat.
Align the Tonic Studios Monarch Arch Die to the centre top of ivory cardstock (as pictured) so that the die ends just below your 7.9 cm pencil marks. Tape securely into place with masking tape. Place on your cutting mat so that the die is on the cutting mat but that the very bottom of it extends beyond the edge of the mat (use the 7.9cm pencil marks to help with the lining up). Cover with the base mat, hold your sandwich together very firmly so that it doesn't slip and feed through your die cutting machine. Remove the cutting mat (and any low tack tape adhering the sheet to the cutting mat only) and carefully move the cardstock up the base mat, then use the embossing sandwich relevant to your machine.
You will still have a land-locked central section and this bit needs a little bit of care, so go slowly but it is easy enough to deal with. Align your metal ruler to the cut edges and then cut away between die-cut edges (leaving the die cut still attached to the card). I find it easiest to cut away the central section first and then decide what other sections need to be trimmed after I've done this bit. You will now have an oblong of cardstock with your Monarch Arch attached to the top.
Step 3 - Creating the Wrapper
Don't forget, I have a PDF of this tutorial available on my Blog DipsDesigns, where you'll also find more photographs on each step, so do pop over for a look.
Hope everyone has a great weekend and happy crafting!